Ethernet Topology Discovery for Networks With Incomplete Information

  title={Ethernet Topology Discovery for Networks With Incomplete Information},
  author={Hassan Gobjuka and Yuri Breitbart},
  journal={2007 16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks},
In this paper, we investigate the problem of finding the layer-2 network topology of large, heterogeneous multisubnet Ethernet networks that may include uncooperative network nodes. We prove that finding a layer-2 network topology for a given incomplete input is an NP-hard problem, even for single subnet networks, and that deciding whether a given input defines a unique network topology is a co-NP-hard problem. We design several heuristic algorithms to find network topology, evaluate their… CONTINUE READING
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